Bare Minimum - Experimental Gameplay Project
Boy, this week do I have an exciting offer for you! Normally, this slot only features one game. I know what you're saying, “Only one game? You bastard!” But for the low, low price of free this week I'm bringing you not one, not two, but 29 games! All delivered right to your mouse!
The Experimental Gameplay Project ran a theme contest about the “Bare Minimum” for game design. It received tons of quality, bite-sized entries. Instead of trying to pick out one that would be worth talking about, I figured that linking to all of them then discussing a few would be a lot more interesting. A few highlights.
No Quarter: V-Sides – a couple of games from Alex Austin of Bridge Builder fame. A realistic physics helicopter sim where you rescue people with a basket and a physics based 2D skateboard game
Arpeggi – a game done in one pixel that's actually playable. A 0d game, talk about retro!
Equip: Pants – an old-school JRPG where your goal is to find pants. It's non-explicit, your character consists of a square where the bottom half of the square is pink.
TunnelVision – a Starfox like tunnel-racing game where your goal is to keep your ship that's made from ice from heating up. Interesting floaty control scheme, but the levels seem very hard.
There's plenty more entries that are worth the few seconds they take to download, feel free to check them out and comment in the thread below